Tag: American Indian

Four Tribal Colleges Receive 'Toyota TCU STEM Award' from American Indian College Fund

Toyota Motor North America is No. 34 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) pre-engineering program incorporates hands-on and intergenerational learning in its STEM programs and research. Graduate students mentor undergraduates, undergraduates mentor high school students, and so on under the guidance of elders. Using…

Stealing Indian Land for a Copper Mine

The desert riparian environment of Oak Flat. Photo by Anna Jeffrey By Sheryl Estrada “All of the federally recognized tribes now know the world has changed,” Wendsler Nosie, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, said. A resident of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, in southeast Arizona, the change…

World War II Hero Chester Nez Dies at 93

By Julissa Catalan Chester Nez, who died on Wednesday at age 93, once recalled that as a young student, speaking his native Navajo language resulted in his receiving a beating or having his mouth washed out with “a bitter, brown soap.” In later years, this very language garnered Nez the…